Q & A

Q.  What is Legionnaire’s disease?
A.   It is a lung infection which can be fatal.

 

Q.   Who can get Legionnaire’s disease?
A.   Anyone – but mostly old people, the very young, smokers and people whose immunity is compromised.

 

Q.   Where is Legionella found?
A.   Bacterium likes warm water eg cooling towers, hot tubs, showers, stored hot water.

 

Q.     Is there a cure for Legionnaire’s disease?
A.     Antibiotics should be taken quickly otherwise Legionnaire’s disease can be fatal. 

 

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